Five things the Arizona Cardinals must change to reach playoffs
After the last two weeks, the Arizona Cardinals season is over. These changes reflect a problem of the current system in the organization.
The 2020 season of the Arizona Cardinals was a microcosm of the year 2020 itself. The damage is done, and the red birds aren’t going dancing. In order to be the team they want to, there will have to be changes to how the whole system works. The Arizona Cardinals must change these five things to clinch a postseason birth
- offensive game planning
- time management and penalties
- special teams
- defensive secondary
- position overhauls
On top of all of this, there are questions swirling around Kliff Kingsbury’s job security and if he is the right man for the job. After being gifted a HOF receiver in Larry Fitzgerald and DeAndre Hopkins, and to be lead by the dynamic Kyler Murray, his squad missed the playoffs. Not un-realistic for a team coming off a 5 win campaign, but the way at which the Cardinals collapsed from 6-3 to 8-8 is almost comparable to the 2003 Vikings.
This team has shown flashes that it can compete with some of the best teams in the league, with the win over Seattle at home and the hail-mary win against the Bills which was arguably game of the year. But these are overshadowed to the painful losses to inferior teams that shouldn’t have happened (Detroit, New England).
At least it’s all over and we can commiserate and anticipate the changes to the aforementioned list. These changes will have to be made on limited cap space, which only makes it harder. Let’s get into the five things the Arizona Cardinals must change.